Category Archives: Green

Planning an Environmentally Friendly Valentine’s Day

green valentine

Valentine’s Day is a day each year that is set aside to honor your sweetheart. You have many options available to you to celebrate this important day for couples. But choosing to go a greener, more earth-friendly route really makes a statement about your love for each other and the planet you call home.

Downsizing to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

carbon footprint

When most people think of downsizing to reduce their carbon footprint, the immediate thought that comes to mind is tiny houses, where four people try to squeeze themselves and their most prized worldly possessions into a home that’s smaller than the average RV to live. While that’s certainly one way to do it, it isn’t the only way, and it isn’t even a necessary way to reduce your carbon footprint.

Rethinking What You Drink: Bottled Water Vs. Tap Water

bottled water

Water is essential for life. It is clean, refreshing, and critical for maintaining health and body functions such as temperature regulation, joint lubrication, and eliminating waste. Without an adequate amount of water, dehydration occurs, which results in cramping and muscle weakness as well as increased risks of heatstroke or heat exhaustion.

Practical Green Resolutions for the New Year

new years resolutions

As the turn of the New Year occurs, many thoughts turn to making changes in the coming year. New Year’s resolutions are an important part of the tradition for many people. “Out with the old and in with the new,” could very well be the motto of this particular celebration in the hearts and minds of so many. Why not make a few practical and green resolutions this year, like some of those listed below?

The Top 10 Contemporary Environmental Songs

I Love Green Music

Green Music to Inspire and Motivate

Music is such a wonderful way to express emotion, but also to motivate. Pop culture with all of its downfalls can actually have its upside as well. Such is the case with the following songs that we have chosen from popular culture that speak directly to the dilemma that our environment (and thus, we ourselves, too) faces.

The 25 Best Frugal Living Blogs of 2016

Best Frugal Living Blog 2016 Award Badge

Congratulations From Us at PlushBeds to the Following Frugal Bloggers, Who Take the Utmost Care in Educating the Rest of Us to Live Thrifty Lives!

An Amazing Group of Talented Frugal Bloggers

Boy, are we pumped to be able to bring you the top 25 best frugal/thrifty living blogs for the coming year! These bloggers each come at frugal and thrifty living from a little different angle, but their stories are all quite inspiring. You are about to meet some folks who have some real “stick-to-it-ive-ness”. Their habits of not being wasteful and not living beyond their means take real discipline. Truth be told, many of them came from where a lot of the population stands today – that is, several of them were multiple thousands of dollars in debt before they decided “enough is enough”, and took the bull by the horns as it were to get their finances straightened out and get and stay out of debt. If they can do it, so can you!

How to Green Your Holiday Season

Christmas decorating and gift giving

Pretty lights, trees, glittering ornaments, and brightly wrapped packages are all signs of the holiday season ahead. For some people, they are essential. As we begin to look for more ways to live greener lives, though, these things become a bit of a concern for many families.

Solar Water Heaters 101

solar water heater

Looking for new ways to reduce your carbon footprint? Want to take a step beyond what everyone else is doing in order to really make an impact on the planet? There are many ways you can go about reducing your carbon footprint, but one way that can help, in more ways than one, is by installing and using solar water heaters in your home (and your pool if you have one).

How to Plan a Green Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving turkey dinner

It’s the time of year when family and friends come from near and far to celebrate and give thanks together. It’s also a time when even the staunchest advocates for green living can struggle with ways to keep things green and planet-friendly. These tips will help.

Green Savings Calculator: How You Can Save Thousands!

How a Calculator can Help Motivate You to $ave Big Money…

Green Living and Frugality Go Hand in Hand

Going green doesn’t have to be expensive. It can actually save you money! Because being conservative and preserving natural resources creates less want and less waste, you can actually have your cake and eat it too. Be green, save green. It’s a pretty simple concept.

Just How Much Will You Save by Going Green?

Going green can save you a bundle. It all depends on how far you are willing to go to reduce your carbon footprint. What shade of green you are in large measure determines what you can shave off of your budget. Whether you need to take it slowly, or rush into it headlong, it’s all up to you. Use the calculator below to come up with some scenarios to demonstrate to yourself what you could be saving were you to commit to a greener lifestyle. It’s actually quite motivating!

Take the Challenge:

Can You Come Up With a Combination of Green Actions from the Green Savings Calculator that You and Your Family are Willing to Commit to in Order to Save $1,000 or More During the Coming Year?

Now, that was EASY, wasn’t it? Were you able to save yourself enough over the course of a year to be able invest in healthy sleep by purchasing a natural latex mattress? If you did, congratulations! If not, see what figures you can change to reach that mark. Trust us, you’ll thank yourself later with the new lease on life that truly restorative sleep can bring you. And, you can do it knowing that your new bed is going to last you decades, be certified organic, and cost you only pennies per night as opposed to what you’re sleeping on now.

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